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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550790/trophic-fate-of-inorganic-and-methyl-mercury-in-a-macrophyte-chironomid-food-chain
#1
Rebecca Beauvais-Flück, Frédéric Gimbert, Ophélie Méhault, Claudia Cosio
Dietary transfer of mercury (Hg) is central for its effects on higher trophic animals, nonetheless, its driving parameters and characteristics are not well understood. Here we measured Hg species transfer (uptake) from the macrophyte Elodea nuttallii -mimicking tissues incorporation in sediments after decay- to Chironomus riparius. Methyl-Hg (MMHg) was more transferable than inorganic Hg (IHg) from plant's intracellular and cell wall compartments. After 10-d-long exposure, MMHg was predominantly found in MMHg form in the cytosolic compartment (S) of chironomids, while IHg showed similar concentrations in S and insoluble debris (P) compartments...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550773/susceptibility-resistance-and-resilience-of-anammox-biomass-to-nanoscale-copper-stress
#2
Zheng-Zhe Zhang, Hai-Yan Hu, Jia-Jia Xu, Zhi-Jian Shi, Yang-Yang Shen, Man-Ling Shi, Ren-Cun Jin
The increasing use of engineered nanoparticles (NPs) poses an emerging challenge to biological wastewater treatment. The long-term impact of CuNPs on anaerobic ammonium oxidation (anammox) process was firstly investigated in this study. The nitrogen removal capacity of anammox reactor was nearly deprived within 30days under the stress of 5.0mgL(-1) CuNPs and the relative abundance of anammox bacteria (Ca. Kuenenia) was decreased from 29.59% to 17.53%. Meanwhile, copper resistance genes associated with the Cus, Cop and Pco systems were enriched to eliminate excess intracellular copper...
May 15, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550752/intracellular-delivery-of-oligonucleotides-in-helicobacter-pylori-by-fusogenic-liposomes-in-the-presence-of-gastric-mucus
#3
Rita S Santos, George R Dakwar, Elisa Zagato, Toon Brans, Céu Figueiredo, Koen Raemdonck, Nuno F Azevedo, Stefaan C De Smedt, Kevin Braeckmans
The rising antimicrobial resistance contributes to 25000 annual deaths in Europe. This threat to the public health can only be tackled if novel antimicrobials are developed, combined with a more precise use of the currently available antibiotics through the implementation of fast, specific, diagnostic methods. Nucleic acid mimics (NAMs) that are able to hybridize intracellular bacterial RNA have the potential to become such a new class of antimicrobials and additionally could serve as specific detection probes...
May 20, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550662/-effects-of-simvastatin-on-the-proliferation-invasion-and-radiosensitivity-in-lewis-lung-cancer-cell-line
#4
S F Yu, J Cheng, S Geng, S Gao
Objective: To investigate the effects of simvastatin on proliferation, invasion and radiosensitivity of mouse Lewis lung cancer cell line in vitro. Methods: The inhibitory effects of simvastatin on proliferation of Lewis lung cancer cells were detected by MTT assay. Matrigel invasion and migration assay was used to determine the invasion and motility ability of the Lewis cells. P38 activity was measured by p38 activity detection kit, and the expressions of p-p38, MKP-1, RhoA and MMP-2 were analyzed by Western blot...
April 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550472/salt-induced-na-k-atpase-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-expression-involves-soluble-adenylyl-cyclase-in-endothelial-cells
#5
Mirja Mewes, Johanna Nedele, Katrin Schelleckes, Olga Bondareva, Malte Lenders, Kristina Kusche-Vihrog, Hans-Joachim Schnittler, Stefan-Martin Brand, Boris Schmitz, Eva Brand
High dietary salt intake may lead to vascular stiffness, which predicts cardiovascular diseases such as heart failure, and myocardial and cerebral infarctions as well as renal impairment. The vascular endothelium is a primary target for deleterious salt effects leading to dysfunction and endothelial stiffness. We hypothesize that the Ca(2+)- and bicarbonate-activated soluble adenylyl cyclase (sAC) contributes to Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase expression regulation in vascular endothelial cells and is an important regulator of endothelial stiffness...
May 26, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550445/%C3%AE-carotene-at-physiologically-attainable-concentration-induces-apoptosis-and-down-regulates-cell-survival-and-antioxidant-markers-in-human-breast-cancer-mcf-7-cells
#6
G Sowmya Shree, K Yogendra Prasad, H S Arpitha, U R Deepika, K Nawneet Kumar, Priya Mondal, P Ganesan
Although β-carotene is known for its anti-carcinogenic and antioxidant properties, a few recent epidemiological and experimental evidence show that at higher concentration it acts as pro-oxidant and induces cancer. Since the global burden of breast cancer exceeds all other types of cancer, and its incidence rates is also in increasing trend, the present study attempted to evaluate the anti-cancer molecular mechanism of β-carotene (at 1 µM concentration) isolated from Spinacia oleracea in human breast cancer (MCF-7) cells...
May 26, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550248/cd44-splice-variants-as-potential-players-in%C3%A2-alzheimer-s-disease-pathology
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Elhanan Pinner, Yaron Gruper, Micha Ben Zimra, Don Kristt, Moshe Laudon, David Naor, Nava Zisapel
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by cognitive deficits, deposition of amyloid-β (Aβ) plaques, intracellular neurofibrillary tangles, and neuronal cell death. Neuroinflammation is commonly believed to participate in AD pathogenesis. CD44 is an inflammation-related gene encoding a widely-distributed family of alternatively spliced cell surface glycoproteins that have been implicated in inflammation, metastases, and inflammation-linked neuronal injuries. Here we investigated the expression patterns of CD44S (which does not contain any alternative exon) and CD44 splice variants in postmortem hippocampal samples from AD patients and matched non-AD controls...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550247/two-novel-mutations-in-the-first-transmembrane-domain-of-presenilin1-cause-young-onset-alzheimer-s-disease
#8
Collin Y Liu, Yu Ohki, Taisuke Tomita, Satoko Osawa, Bruce R Reed, William Jagust, Victoria Van Berlo, Lee-Way Jin, Helena C Chui, Giovanni Coppola, John M Ringman
BACKGROUND: The presenilin-1 protein (PS1) is the catalytic unit of γ-secretase implicated in the production of abnormally long forms of amyloid-β (Aβ), including Aβ42, proteins thought critical in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). In AD of autosomal dominant inheritance, the majority of pathogenic mutations have been found in the PSEN1 gene within which the location of the mutation can provide clues as to the mechanism of pathogenesis. OBJECTIVE: To describe clinical features of two novel mutations in the transmembrane portion 1 (TMD-1) of PSEN1 as well as biochemical features in one and neuropathological findings in the other...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550200/t-cells-deficient-in-the-tyrosine-phosphatase-shp-1-resist-suppression-by-regulatory-t-cells
#9
Emily R Mercadante, Ulrike M Lorenz
The balance between activation of T cells and their suppression by regulatory T cells (Tregs) is dysregulated in autoimmune diseases and cancer. Autoimmune diseases feature T cells that are resistant to suppression by Tregs, whereas in cancer, T cells are unable to mount antitumor responses due to the Treg-enriched suppressive microenvironment. In this study, we observed that loss of the tyrosine phosphatase SHP-1, a negative regulator of TCR signaling, renders naive CD4(+) and CD8(+) T cells resistant to Treg-mediated suppression in a T cell-intrinsic manner...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550150/cellulose-synthesis-and-cell-expansion-are-regulated-by-different-mechanisms-in-growing-arabidopsis-hypocotyls
#10
Alexander A Ivakov, Anna Flis, Federico Apelt, Maximilian Fuenfgeld, Ulrike Scherer, Mark Stitt, Friedrich Kragler, Kris Vissenberg, Staffan Persson, Dmitry Suslov
Plant growth is sustained by two complementary processes - biomass biosynthesis and cell expansion. The cell wall is crucial to both as it forms the majority of biomass, while its extensibility limits cell expansion. Cellulose is a major component of the cell wall and cellulose synthesis is pivotal to plant cell growth and its regulation is poorly understood. Using periodic diurnal variation in Arabidopsis thaliana hypocotyl growth, we found that cellulose synthesis and cell expansion can be uncoupled and are regulated by different mechanisms...
May 26, 2017: Plant Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550122/the-blood-borne-sialyltransferase-st6gal-1-is-a-negative-systemic-regulator-of-granulopoiesis
#11
Christopher W L Dougher, Alexander Buffone, Michael J Nemeth, Mehrab Nasirikenari, Eric E Irons, Paul N Bogner, Joseph T Y Lau
Responding to systemic demands in producing and replenishing end-effector blood cells is predicated on the appropriate delivery and interpretation of extrinsic signals to the HSPCs. The data presented herein implicate the systemic, extracellular form of the glycosyltransferase ST6Gal-1 in the regulation of late-stage neutrophil development. ST6Gal-1 is typically a membrane-bound enzyme sequestered within the intracellular secretory apparatus, but an extracellular form is released into the blood from the liver...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550119/francisella-novicida-inhibits-spontaneous-apoptosis-and-extends-human-neutrophil-lifespan
#12
Lauren C Kinkead, Drew C Fayram, Lee-Ann H Allen
Francisella novicida is a Gram-negative bacterium that is closely related to the highly virulent facultative intracellular pathogen, Francisella tularensis Data published by us and others demonstrate that F. tularensis virulence correlates directly with its ability to impair constitutive apoptosis and extend human neutrophil lifespan. In contrast, F. novicida is attenuated in humans, and the mechanisms that account for this are incompletely defined. Our published data demonstrate that F. novicida binds natural IgG that is present in normal human serum, which in turn, elicits NADPH oxidase activation that does not occur in response to F...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550118/s100a9-potentiates-the-activation-of-neutrophils-by-the-etiological-agent-of-gout-monosodium-urate-crystals
#13
Louis-Simon Rousseau, Guillaume Paré, Asmaa Lachhab, Paul H Naccache, François Marceau, Philippe Tessier, Martin Pelletier, Maria Fernandes
Gout is one of the most painful types of arthritis that arises when the body mounts an acute inflammatory reaction against a crystallized form of uric acid known as monosodium urate crystals (MSUs). Although MSUs are known to activate neutrophils, the most abundant leukocyte in the synovial fluid of patients with gout, few studies have investigated the effect on neutrophils of the simultaneous stimulation with MSU and proinflammatory mediators in the inflamed joint. Herein, we focused on a protein that is highly expressed in the synovium in gout, S100A9...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550117/comparative-exploration-of-multidimensional-flow-cytometry-software-a-model-approach-evaluating-t-cell-polyfunctional-behavior
#14
Timothy T Spear, Michael I Nishimura, Patricia E Simms
Advancement in flow cytometry reagents and instrumentation has allowed for simultaneous analysis of large numbers of lineage/functional immune cell markers. Highly complex datasets generated by polychromatic flow cytometry require proper analytical software to answer investigators' questions. A problem among many investigators and flow cytometry Shared Resource Laboratories (SRLs), including our own, is a lack of access to a flow cytometry-knowledgeable bioinformatics team, making it difficult to learn and choose appropriate analysis tool(s)...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550115/involvement-of-cell-surface-90-kda-heat-shock-protein-hsp90-in-pattern-recognition-by-human-monocyte-derived-macrophages
#15
Małgorzata Bzowska, Anna Nogieć, Krystian Bania, Magdalena Zygmunt, Mirosław Zarębski, Jerzy Dobrucki, Krzysztof Guzik
Heat shock proteins (HSPs) are typical intracellular chaperones which also appear on the cell surface and in extracellular milieu. HSP90, which chaperones many proteins involved in signal transduction, is also a regular component of LPS-signaling complexes on Mϕ. As LPS is a prototypical PAMP, we speculated that HSP90 is engaged in pattern recognition by professional phagocytes. In this report, we provide the first evidence, to our knowledge, of the geldanamycin (Ge)-inhibitable HSP90 on the surface of live monocyte-derived Mϕs (hMDMs)...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550110/trpm8-inhibits-endothelial-cell-migration-via-a-non-channel-function-by-trapping-the-small-gtpase-rap1
#16
Tullio Genova, Guillaume P Grolez, Chiara Camillo, Michela Bernardini, Alexandre Bokhobza, Elodie Richard, Marco Scianna, Loic Lemonnier, Donatella Valdembri, Luca Munaron, Mark R Philips, Virginie Mattot, Guido Serini, Natalia Prevarskaya, Dimitra Gkika, Alessandra Fiorio Pla
Endothelial cell adhesion and migration are critical steps of the angiogenic process, whose dysfunction is associated with tumor growth and metastasis. The TRPM8 channel has recently been proposed to play a protective role in prostate cancer by impairing cell motility. However, the mechanisms by which it could influence vascular behavior are unknown. Here, we reveal a novel non-channel function for TRPM8 that unexpectedly acts as a Rap1 GTPase inhibitor, thereby inhibiting endothelial cell motility, independently of pore function...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550109/chronic-%C3%AE-cell-depolarization-impairs-%C3%AE-cell-identity-by-disrupting-a-network-of-ca-2-regulated-genes
#17
Jennifer S Stancill, Jean-Philippe Cartailler, Hannah W Clayton, James T O'Connor, Matthew T Dickerson, Prasanna K Dadi, Anna B Osipovich, David A Jacobson, Mark A Magnuson
We used mice lacking Abcc8, a key component of the β-cell KATP-channel, to analyze the effects of a sustained elevation in the intracellular Ca(2+) concentration ([Ca(2+)]i) on β-cell identity and gene expression. Lineage tracing analysis revealed the conversion of β-cells lacking Abcc8 into PP-cells, but not to α- or δ-cells. RNA-Seq analysis of FACS-purified Abcc8(-/-) β-cells confirmed an increase in Ppy gene expression, and revealed altered expression of over 4,200 genes, many of which are involved in Ca(2+)-signaling, the maintenance of β-cell identity, and cell adhesion...
May 26, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550099/viral-delivery-of-c9orf72-hexanucleotide-repeat-expansions-in-mice-lead-to-repeat-length-dependent-neuropathology-and-behavioral-deficits
#18
Saul Herranz-Martin, Jayanth Chandran, Katherine Lewis, Padraig Mulcahy, Adrian Higginbottom, Callum Walker, Isabel Martinez-Pena Y Valenzuela, Ross A Jones, Ian Coldicott, Tommaso Iannitti, Mohammed Akaaboune, Sherif F El-Khamisy, Thomas H Gillingwater, Pamela J Shaw, Mimoun Azzouz
Intronic GGGGCC repeat expansions in C9orf72 are the most common genetic cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Two major pathologies stemming from the hexanucleotide RNA expansions (HREs) have been identified in postmortem tissue: intracellular RNA foci and repeat-associated non-ATG dependent (RAN) dipeptides, though it is unclear how these and other hallmarks of disease contribute to the pathophysiology of neuronal injury. Here we generated two novel lines of mice that overexpress either 10 pure or 102 interrupted G4C2 repeats mediated by adeno-associated virus (AAV) and characterized relevant pathology and disease-related behavioral phenotypes...
May 26, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550066/rapid-whole-genome-sequencing-identifies-a-novel-homozygous-npc1-variant-associated-with-niemann-pick-type-c1-disease-in-a-7-week-old-male-with-cholestasis
#19
Amber Hildreth, Kristen Wigby, Shimul Chowdhury, Shareef Nahas, Jaime Barea, Paulina Ordonez, Serge Batalov, David M Dimmock, Rcigm Investigators, Stephen F Kingsmore
Niemann-Pick Type C disease (NPC; OMIM #257220) is an inborn error of intracellular cholesterol trafficking. It is an autosomal recessive disorder caused predominantly by mutations in NPC1. While characterized as a progressive neurological disorder, it can also cause cholestasis and liver dysfunction due to intrahepatocyte lipid accumulation. We report a 7 week old who was admitted with neonatal cholestasis, who was diagnosed with a novel homozygous stop-gain variant in NPC1 by rapid whole genome sequencing (WGS)...
May 26, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Molecular Case Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549968/autophagy-regulated-ampar-subunit-upregulation-in-in-vitro-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-reoxygenation-induced-hippocampal-injury
#20
Li Bao, Rong-Hu Li, Mei Li, Mei-Fang Jin, Gang Li, Xing Han, Yuan-Yuan Yang, Bin Sun, Li-Xiao Xu, Xing Feng
Autophagy has been implicated to mediate experimental cerebral ischemia/ reperfusion-induced neuronal death; the underlying molecular mechanisms, though, are poorly understood. In this study, we investigated the role of autophagy in regulating the expression of AMPAR subunits (GluR1, GluR2, and GluR3) in oxygen glucose deprivation/reperfusion (OGD/R)-mediated injury of hippocampal neurons. Our results showed that, OGD/R-induced hippocampal neuron injury was accompanied by accumulation of autophagosomes and autolysosomes in cytoplasm alongside a dramatic increase in expression of autophagy-related genes, LC3 and Beclin 1 and increased intracellular Ca(2+) levels...
May 23, 2017: Brain Research
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